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Ditch Davey has joined the cast of the Us network series The Black Box, which stars Sherlock Holmes' Kelly Reilly as Elizabeth Black, a neuroscientist who struggles to hide her mental illness from her fiancé and family.
Vanessa Redgrave will play Dr. Hartramph, Elizabeth's psychiatrist. Davey is cast as Dr. Marc Bickman, a brilliant neurosurgeon.
Davey played Nemetes in Spartacus: War of the Damned, the New Zealand-produced 'sword and sandal' show which recently wrapped its third and final season.
The Us network ABC commissioned The Black Box. Shooting of the 13 episodes starts in New York later this month, produced by Bold Films.
- Don Groves
ABC is rounding out its cast for its 13-episode drama series The Black Box. Ditch Davey (Spartacus: War Of the Damned) has signed on for the role of Dr. Marc Bickman, a brilliant neurosurgeon, David Ajala (The Dark Knight) will play Will Van Renseller, a professional chef by trade and caretaker by nature, and Ali Wong (Savages) has signed on as Dr. Ina Lark, with Tasso Feldman added as a recurring. The Black Box, written/exec produced by Amy Holden Jones, centers on Elizabeth Black (Kelly Reilly), a world-renowned neuroscientist who appears to have it all but is constantly haunted by her own struggle with mental illness. And that is not the only secret she’s kept locked away from her family and her new fiancé. Simon Curtis is directing. Davey is with SMS Talent and Testro. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Worldwide sales agent Sierra/Engine Television will launch its upcoming ABC medical procedural The Black Box at Mipcom.
Tele München Gruppe will handle the Bold Films series in German-speaking Europe and Modern Times Group will release across Scandinavia.
ABC has committed to a 13 episode prime-time in-season Us slot ahead of the start of production in October in New York.
Simon Curtis of My Week With Marilyn fame will direct The Black Box starring Kelly Reilly of Flight and Sherlock Holmes in the lead as Dr Elizabeth Black alongside Vanessa Redgrave as Dr Hartramph and Terry Kinney as Dr Owen Morley.
Reilly will play a brilliant neurologist who juggles work with her secret bipolar life. The only one who knows her secrets is her psychiatrist, Dr Hartramph.
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Vanessa Redgrave is set to co-star opposite Kelly Reilly in The Black Box, a 13-episode limited drama series written by The Relic and Mystic Pizza scribe Amy Holden Jones to air on ABC next year. Simon Curtis is directing the project, executive produced by Jones; Ilene Chaiken, who serves as showrunner; Bryan Singer; 3 Arts’ Oly Obst; and Anne Thomopoulos. The Black Box centers on Elizabeth Black (Reilly), a world-renowned neuroscientist who appears to have it all but is constantly haunted by her own struggle with mental illness. And that is not the only secret she’s kept locked away from her family and her new fiancé. Redgrave will play Dr. Hartramph, Elizabeth’s psychiatrist and the only one who knows all her secrets. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
ABC has announced plans to air The Black Box, a new dramatic limited series. They've ordered 13 episodes which will start airing sometime in 2014.
Kelly Reilly will star as Dr. Elizabeth Black, a world-famous neuroscientist who unwraps the mysteries of the brain as she juggles complex issues of her own. In her pursuit to find balance in her life, Elizabeth is constantly haunted by her own struggle with mental illness.
On the outside, Elizabeth has a special touch for the patients she treats at The Center for Neurological Research and Treatment, otherwise known as "The Cube." However Elizabeth's mental illness is not the only secret she's kept locked away from her family and her new fiancé.
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The story centers on a C.I.A. agent who starts to become afflicted with blindness while on his last mission. [Source: Vulture]
Vanessa Hudgens ("Spring Breakers") is in early talks to join, while Denis Leary ("The Amazing Spider-Man") has already been cast in Robbie Pickering's monster mash-up movie movie "The Kitchen Sink" at Sony Pictures.
The story follows a group of teens who form an unlikely alliance with vampires and zombies in order to take on an alien army. Hudgens would play a popular teen, Leary would play one of the town's unfriendly but wealthy residents. [Source: The Wrap]
- Garth Franklin
ABC has cast Kelly Reilly (Flight, Sherlock Holmes) as the lead in The Black Box, a 13-episode limited drama series written by The Relic and Mystic Pizza scribe Amy Holden Jones to air next year. Simon Curtis (My Week With Marilyn) will direct the project, executive produced by Jones; The L Word creator Ilene Chaiken, who serves as showrunner; X-Men director Bryan Singer; 3 Arts’ Oly Obst (The Invention Of Lying); and Anne Thomopoulos (Borgia). The Black Box centers on Elizabeth Black (Reilly), a world-renowned neuroscientist who appears to have it all but is constantly haunted by her own struggle with mental illness. And that is not the only secret she’s kept locked away from her family and her new fiancé. Reilly was the top choice for the role, and after lengthy negotiations, ABC was able to lock in her and Curtis. The Black Box is produced by independent film »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Based about 9 miles southwest of central London, Twickenham Studios was built on the site of an old ice-skating rink that was acquired in 1912 by Dr. Ralph Jupp. One of the U.K.’s oldest surviving studios, the site opened in 1913. The studio’s first release, The House of Temperley, was released the same year and major stars including Ivor Novello, Dorothy Gish, Gladys Cooper, C. Aubrey Smith and Herbert Tree worked at Twickenham during the silent era.
Jupp was forced to sell the studio in 1920 due to financial and health problems. After the new owners went out of business in 1922 the studio was leased to various companies until Julius Hagen and Leslie Hiscott took over in 1928.
During the 1930s the studio produced a raft of “quota quickies,” low-budget features created to fill the quota requirement established by the Cinematograph Films Act of 1927. Such features were notoriously low quality but provided valuable training opportunities, »
- Robert Mitchell
Exclusive: In a low six-figure deal, Lionsgate/Summit has bought Mark Hammer’s slasher/comedy spec You’ll Be The Death Of Me. The logline: Nothing can spoil falling in love in New York City, but a masked knife-wielding psychopath hell bent on keeping you single can certainly make falling in love more difficult. Producing is Mandeville Films, which just generated to Lionsgate/Summit zom com Warm Bodies, which grossed over $110 million worldwide. Hammer’s last script, Two Night Stand, made the 2011 Black List, and has completed production. Max Nichols (son of Mike Nichols) directed the romantic comedy with Miles Teller and Analeigh Tipton starring. Hammer is separately writing a feature for Bad Robot partners Jj Abrams and Bryan Burk, and recently re-wrote Click To Connect for Fox 2000 with Simon Curtis attached to direct. Hammer is repped by UTA, Think Tank Management and Jackoway/Tyerman. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
With the principal cast of “Downton Abbey” already beginning to break up as they (particularly its younger stars) look for the next step up career-wise, you can forgive Julian Fellowes and some of the older cast-members for also pursuing other projects and setting themselves up for a life after 'Downton,' whenever that may come. And last week brought news that screenwriter Fellowes, who created the show, will reunite with Lady Grantham herself, Elizabeth McGovern, on the Fox Searchlight pic “The Chaperone.” Fellowes will pen the adaptation of Laura Moriarty’s best-selling novel, which tells the tale of a Kansas woman (McGovern) whose life is changed one summer when she chaperones a 15-year old dancer to New York during the 1920s. The latter is eager to find stardom, while the former hopes to unearth the mysteries of her past. The film will be helmed by “My Week With Marilyn” director Simon Curtis, »
- Joe Cunningham
Fox Searchlight has acquired film rights to Laura Moriarty’s best-selling novel "The Chaperone".
Set in the early 1920s, the story follows a Kansas woman (played by "Downton Abbey" star Elizabeth McGovern) who chaperones a beautiful and talented 15 year-old dancer named Louise Brooks to New York for the summer.
One of them is eager to fulfill her destiny of silent film stardom; the other hopes to unearth the mysteries of her past.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
• Sherlock fans, get excited: Benedict Cumberbatch is circling the role of Alan Turing in The Imitation Game – the well-regarded Black List script from Graham Moore. Alan Turing was a British logician and mathematician who made major contributions to the fields of computer science, artificial intelligence, and cryptology. His efforts and inventions proved especially useful in breaking Axis codes during WWII, but after the war, Turing faced criminal prosecution for being gay and later committed suicide. Leonardo DiCaprio was previously attached to the role, but backed out this past fall. [Deadline]
- Lindsey Bahr
Exclusive: Coming off a killer Sundance where it acquired The Way, Way Back and unveiled its film Stoker, Searchlight has acquired worldwide rights to Laura Moriarty’s best-selling novel The Chaperone. My Week With Marilyn helmer Simon Curtis will direct a a script written by Downton Abbey‘s Julian Fellowes. The film reunites Fellowes with his Downton Abbey star Elizabeth McGovern. Eli Selden and Adam Shulman of Anonymous Content are producing with Curtis and McGovern. Amid the backdrop of the tumultuous times of the early 1920s, the life of a Kansas woman (McGovern) is forever changed when she chaperones a beautiful and talented 15 year-old dancer named Louise Brooks to New York for the summer. One of them is eager to fulfill her destiny of silent film stardom; the other hopes to unearth the mysteries of her past. “I have longed to make a film of Laura Moriarty’s The Chaperone »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Alright Downtonians, we know there's no need to tell you what today is -- happy return of "Downton Abbey" day!Season 3 of the smash British drama premieres tonight in the States on PBS, and in honor of your favorite show's return, our friends at Snakkle.com have pulled together shots of the stars before the show!Maggie Smith as Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of GranthamHow do we love thee, Dame Maggie Smith? A storied veteran of stage and TV, Smith has also shouldered iconic film roles in “Sister Act” and the “Harry Potter” series. The 78-year-old now delivers barb after barb as crumudgeonly matriarch Violet in the series, already earning an Emmy in 2012, and currently nominated for both a Golden Globe and a SAG Award in 2013 for her work on Season 2.See more "Downton Abbey" stars before they were famous at Snakkle.com. Hugh Bonneville as Robert Crawley, Earl of GranthamA veteran actor of stage, »
- tooFab Staff
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